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Warrant served on slain Missouri 9-year-old's neighbor

Monday, October 26, 2009 | 5:28 p.m. CDT; updated 10:50 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 27, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Police served a warrant at a neighbor's house just hours after finding the body of a 9-year-old Missouri girl.

The Cole County Sheriff's Department served the warrant Friday night just several homes south of where Elizabeth Olten lived in St. Martins. Records don't indicate the type of warrant, and the department refused to comment Monday.

Authorities are seeking a first-degree murder charge against a 15-year-old. Police previously said the suspect lived near Elizabeth but did not release the teen's name or gender.

A person who lives in the vicinity and spoke on the condition of anonymity said Monday a 15-year-old girl lives at the house where Elizabeth was last seen. The individual didn't want to be identified to avoid jeopardizing the investigation.

 


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